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Melzer advances to the next round at German Open

07-22-2010 13:14 BJT

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A day of upset at the German Open saw five seeds be kicked out of the tournament. There was however no problem for the number three seed, Juergen Melzer, who dispatched his opponent in 56 minutes. The Austrian easily beat Argentina's Eduardo Schwank 6-4, 6-1.

Melzer is brimming full of confidence after his run to the Roland Garros semi-finals in June. He sauntered into the third round of the German Open and his recent competition record is impressive. He's now won 14 out of his last 19 matches, hit seven aces against Schwank while winning 75 per cent of his service points and converting five out of six break point opportunities in the pair's first meeting.

Elsewhere on court. Victor Hanescu was second best against a wild card entry Julian Reister. The German was egged on by the crowd throughout and stormed through the second set after winning a tight tiebreaker. Finally the number 12 seed, was beaten 7-6, 6-4 by Reister but that was a rare home success.

Melzer will next meet France's Jeremy Chardy, who beat his German doubles partner, Philipp Petzschner, 6-3, 6-3 in 71 minutes. Earlier this month Melzer and Petzschner won the Wimbledon doubles title.

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